Paul Lion interviews painter Lee Waisler who dumped a truckload of three tons of manure in front of the Los Angeles Times in reaction to an unfavorable review of his paintings and discusses art reviews. Waisler wanted to demonstrate to other artists that it is possibly to respond to the media in a constructive, nonviolent action. Lion reads a couple of reviews, one of someone else's work and one of Waisler's work. Listeners call in to share their opinion on Waisler's response to the reviewer as well as the role of reviewers.
Date 1981-05-28Source KPFKContributor Pacifica Radio Archives